Gregory Porter sings here of staying committed to one's goals, regardless of hardship, over a stomping, organ-enhanced groove. He wrote the lyrics with his 3-year-old son Demyan in mind.
Porter told The Sun about the bluesy track. "In Don't Lose Your Steam, I am thinking about my son and saying something to him that came from my mother," he said. "It's about not losing his spark and wanting him to do whatever he wants to do."